MBA General Management Concentration Curriculum

Session 1

Information and Decision Support
Individual and Teamwork

Session 2

Financial Accounting
Marketing Management

Session 3

Managerial Accounting
Management of Human Resources

Session 4

Statistical Methods for Managers
Managerial Economics

Session 5

Leadership and Influence
Managerial Finance

Session 6

Organization Analysis and Design
Business Research Analysis

Session 7

Operations Management
Industry and Competitive Analysis

Session 8

Legal and Ethical Issues
Special Topics

Session 9

Strategic Management
Global and Transnational Management

MGT511 Individual and Teamwork

The focus of this class is on understanding individual behavior in organizations and on becoming a more successful team member. Problem solving through improved communication and effective management of individual and group processes is studied and practiced.

CIT 514 Information and Decision Support

This course reviews basic information technology and systems, discusses the importance of data, information and knowledge man≠agement in organizations, the role these play in obtaining and maintaining competitive advantages, the use of e-commerce nation≠ally, internationally and globally and the impact of the digital divide on an increasingly global economy, the formation and appraisal of sound information systems, and issues of cyber crime and cyber ethics.

ACC510 Financial Accounting

This course will focus on the principles underlying the development and use of financial statements with emphasis on business applications.

MKT523 Marketing Management

This course examines the role of the marketing function of firms participating in both consumer and business markets, with emphasis on tactical and operating decisions and decision-making processes. Areas studied include market and customer analysis, market segmentation, and marketing mix tactics and implementation.

ACC512 Managerial Accounting

This course builds on the studentsí knowledge of accounting concepts. The focus is on evaluation and use of accounting data for internal planning, control, and decision-making.

MGT522 Management of Human Resources

The focus of this course is the human side of enterprise. The sub-functions of human resources management, diversity in the workplace, rights of the individual, and the various legal and ethical issues in the area are addressed.

MAT513 Statistical Methods for Managers

This course provides an in-depth coverage of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn how to interpret statistical analy≠sis and how to use statistical techniques in managerial problem solving.

ECO524 Managerial Economics

This course builds on basic concepts of microeconomics, and places an emphasis on the firmís use of limited information in an uncertain environment. A global perspective is stressed.

FIN612 Managerial Finance

Financial decision making addressing the structure of capital, its cost, availability, and selection, along with management of cash flows and distributions are the focus of this course.

MKT611 Business Research Analysis

This course focuses on research methods and tools used by decision makers in organizations. Topics to be covered will include: the scientific method, primary and secondary data, research design, reliability and validity, sampling frames, and applied statistics which are required to make organization decisions.  The student will analyze information generated for and by the organization.

MGT613 Operations Management

The management of operations in manufacturing and service sectors is the topic of this course. The course builds on a foundation laid by Decision Modeling for Managers. Operations Management and its relationships to the other managerial functions in the organization will also be covered.

MGT623 Legal and Ethical Issues in Management

The ethical and legal issues facing managers in the public and private sectors are the focus of this course. Current issues, regula≠tions, trade practices, and liability will be discussed.

MGT531 Leadership and Influence

Course focus will be on learning to make a difference as a leader.  Discussion and utilization of practical principles of leadership with an emphasis on integrating theory and practice are included.  Students will work to create a model and set of related perspec≠tives about how one can become a better leader of oneís self as well as the organization.

MGT621 Organization Analysis and Design

The examination of organizations in terms of patterns in design and operation through topics including organizational-environment interface, structure, technology, and socio-technical systems and culture are the basis for this course.

MGT622 Strategic Management

This course brings together the entire curriculum of the MBA Program. It integrates the knowledge and skills gained in the pro≠gram into strategic problem-solving ability.

MGT614 Global and Transnational Management

This course deals with the management of multinational enterprises and managing in a global economy. Building on the interdisci≠plinary knowledge gained throughout the program, this course deals with cross-cultural issues, sociopolitical and economic con≠cerns, and international strategic management.

MGT690 Special Topics

The global, cultural, economic, legal, and competitive environment of business is constantly changing, therefore the MBA curricu≠lum also includes a class which focuses on a topic that is especially relevant at the time the MBA cohort is preparing to graduate. Past examples include events such as the impact of potential terrorism on business or ethics in the wake of the Enron and other financial scandals that were timely and focused on that moment in time.

MGT624 Industry and Competitive Analysis

This course undertakes the study of strategic management at the industry level: it examines the key result areas and the driving forces in specific industries, for example, automobile industry in the US, or soft drink industry in Europe. The course will cover the regional, US, and global markets and industries.